The Landscape Services Eco-Logical Business Program is a certification that recognizes landscape design, installation and maintenance service contractors that reach the highest standards in environmental protection. The goal of the program is to prevent and minimize pollution generated by small businesses in Oregon. This is the first multi-media (air, water, solid waste) landscaping services certification program in the nation. This program is sponsored by the Pollution Prevention Outreach Team, a group of pollution prevention experts from seven agencies in the Portland metro area.
HIRE AN ECOBIZ LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONAL
EcoBiz landscapers know how to keep landscapes healthy and minimize the use of chemicals that can harm children, pets and wildlife. They can also design beautiful, low-maintenance landscapes that meet their clients’ needs while protecting the environment and reducing the costs of irrigation and chemical applications. Our list of certified professionals includes companies that provide commercial and residential services.
Find an EcoBiz landscape professional near you.
BECOME AN ECOBIZ LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONAL
If your firm meets environmental regulations and has taken extra steps toward environmentally friendly and sustainable activities, you are well on your way to meeting the requirements for certification as an Eco-Logical Business. Although the certification will take some time and effort, it is free of charge and will yield some very tangible positive business impacts. Certified businesses receive free publicity and marketing, recognition as leaders in the field, technical assistance and education.
To become an EcoBiz landscape professional, call 503-823-7807 or email Eco Biz to request an application packet. Or, download the following materials.
• ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE LANDSCAPE SERVICES - PDF
This guidebook outlines steps and tips you can take to reduce water and air pollution, as well as hazardous and solid waste.
• CHECK LIST
Program eligibility criteria. Fill out this check list, send a copy to EcoBiz, and we will schedule a visit to your shop to go over the list, provide feedback and advice, and identify any items that need to be improved for certification.
Once you have become a certified Eco-Logical Business, we'll help make sure your customers and the community know about it.
• ADDITIONAL ECOBIZ LANDSCAPING RESOURCES